Ordinary Wolves

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  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Ordinary Wolves
  • Seth Kantner
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 1571310479

About the Author: Seth Kantner

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Ordinary Wolves In the tradition of Jack London, Seth Kantner presents an Alaska far removed from majestic clich s of exotic travelogues and picture postcards Kantner s vivid and poetic prose lets readers experience Cutuk Hawcly s life on the Alaskan plains through the character s own words feeling the pliers pinch of cold and hunkering in an igloo in blinding blizzards Always in Cutuk s mind are his father Ab, the legendary hunter Enuk Wolfglove, and the wolves all living out lives on the unforgiving tundra Jeered and pummeled by native children because he is white, Cutuk becomes a marginal participant in village life, caught between cultures After an accident for which he is responsible, he faces a decision that could radically change his life Like his young hero, Seth Kantner grew up in a sod igloo in the Alaska, and his experiences of wearing mukluks before they were fashionable, eating boiled caribou pelvis, and communing with the native tribes add depth and power to this acclaimed narrative. Free Read [ Ordinary Wolves ] by [ Seth Kantner ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Ordinary Wolves

  1. J.K. Grice says:

    ORDINARY WOLVES is simply one of the best books I have ever read I need to read it again Absolutely brilliant and highly recommended.

  2. Jen says:

    OK, hang on stop reading this review Go to your to read shelf Add this book To the top of the list Do it now Got it on there OK. now I can tell you about it This book is going to stay with me for a long time This kind of writing is really like a gift When you come across a book like this you just never want to be done reading it because it s just such a sheer pleasure to read such fine writing Seth Katner creates dialogues and descriptions that instantly place you in the lands OK, hang on stop reading this review Go to your to read shelf Add this book To the top of the list Do it now Got it on there OK. now I can tell you about it This book is going to stay with me for a long time This kind of writing is really like a gift When you come across a book like this you just never want to be done reading it because it s just such a sheer pleasure to read such fine writing Seth Katner creates dialogues and descriptions that instantly place you in the landscape After having read a couple of books that made me wince at every other sentence as I noticed autho...

  3. Ruthie says:

    This was a great read Cutak and his family are living as natives in Alaska, but they are White, from Chicago, and therefore they face ridicule and serious discrimination Their father, an artist, has them living off the land in a sod dwelling, and their mother has long fled back to the States Their way of living is very outdated compared to the Indigenous children they encounter in town on infrequent visits, and they are mocked, bullied and worse because of this and their being White It was v This was a great read Cutak and his family are living as natives in Alaska, but they are White, from Chicago, and therefore they face ridicule and serious discrimination Their father, an artist, has them living off the land in a sod dwelling, and their mother has long fled back to the States Their way of living is very outdated compared to the Indigenous children they encounter in town on infrequent visits, and they are mocked, bullied and worse because of this and their being White It was very interesting because when I began reading it felt like the story was set a century earlier than it was,...

  4. Alexandra.west says:

    This book is a stunningly honest and unsentimental look at contemporary life in Alaska The book touches on big issues racism, loss of wilderness, alcoholism , but it is fundamentally a coming of age story semi autobiographical, I think about a white boy whose father drops out of the mainstream to...

  5. Molly Eness says:

    I think this is the most realistic, romantic and unromantic depiction of Alaska that I have ever read.

  6. Jessi says:

    Ordinary Wolves is about a young blond boy,Cutuk who is growing up in the Alaskan wilderness I found it a bit hard to get into the narrative but other then that this was a great read Cutuk lives with his dad, brother and sister in an igloo in the forest, dirt floors,dirt walls and no other people except for the odd hunter passing by In the beginning Cutuk is only five and everything has the sparkle a five year old puts on things, which I found so endearing ,it also makes it interesting to see Ordinary Wolves is about a young blond boy,Cutuk who is growing up in the Alaskan wilderness I found it a bit hard to get into the narrative but other then that this was a great read Cutuk lives with his dad, brother and sister in an igloo in the forest, dirt floors,dirt walls and no other people except for the odd hunter passing by In the beginning Cutuk is only five and everything has the sparkle a f...

  7. Debbi says:

    This is a remarkable book The Alaska Kantner explores is not the quirky Alaska of Northern Exposure fame It is a book that almost reads as memoir, a picture of a place stripped clean of all the ideas outsiders have of the wilderness As I sloughed through the first section I thought I would barely survive The descriptions of animal hunts, the lives of dogs and the extreme living conditions of the young narrator were almost too vivid The next two sections, however, created a different perspec This is a remarkable book The Alaska Kantner explores is not the quirky Alaska of Northern Exposure fame It is a book that almost reads as memoir, a picture of a place stripped clean of all the ideas outsiders have of the wilderness As I sloughed through the first section I thought I would barely survive The descriptions of animal hunts, the lives of dogs and the extreme living conditions of the young narrator were almost too vivid The next two sections, however, created a different perspective The novel became a study of what it feels like to be displaced The idea of displacement is examined through the eyes of the white male narrator, his sister, who is educated and ...

  8. Laura Avellaneda-Cruz says:

    White people everything talked to pieces until all the pieces had numbers I get wolves, Enuk would have said, back by mountains It would have been someone else s duty to fill in the story and any heroism Takunak, a speck in the wilderness, modern as microwaves, yet hissing with voices from a brand new ten thousand year old past Kill every animal possible, every fur Share Avoid taboos Don t get ahead Never stand out Live now Takunak generous and jealous, petty and cruel and s White people everything talked to pieces until all the pieces had numbers I get wolves, Enuk would have said, back by mountains It would have been someone else s duty to fill in the story and any ...

  9. Micheal says:

    I have read CALL OF THE WILD perhaps twenty times It is one of my favorite books in the whole world ORDINARY WOLVES has just entered that realm I loved this book A story about real life Alaska, conveying ice, caribou hair and wild meat, the dirt of a sod igloo floor littered with mouse turds, the smell and sound of sled dogs, and wolves in all their glory and tragedy Told from the perspective of a little boy growing into a man in a vividly realized primitive environment, rife with the wonde I have read CALL OF THE WILD perhaps twenty times It is one of my favorite books in the whole world ORDINARY WOLVES has just entered that realm I loved this book A story about real life Alaska, conveying ice, caribou hair and wild meat, the dirt of a sod igloo floor littered with mouse turds, the smell and sound of sled dogs, and wolves in all their glory and tragedy Told from the perspective of a little boy growing into a man in a vividly realized primitive environment, rife with the wonder, hope and insecurities of a human coming from a simple, sensible existence into the complex, often wasteful and illogi...

  10. Gwenn says:

    I found myself sort of slogging through the purple passages, but as anthropology this book was fascinating a very cool clerk lady at cody s in berkeley recommended it to me because I bought Deep Survival not normally my kind of book, but it s good to get out of your ruts sometimes It worked on me the same way the little ...